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Wendy Janes

Wendy Janes - Editor

London

I'm an eagle-eyed proofreader. I make corrections and suggestions with care and sensitivity to an author's voice and genre.

Overview

I am a freelance proofreader. I have many years of experience proofreading fiction and non-fiction in US and UK English.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Anthologies Crime & Mystery Historical Fiction Literature Romance Short Story Thriller Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Education & Reference Parenting & Families Social & Behavioral Sciences Travel

Portfolio (20 selected works)

Day of the Vikings. A Thriller. (ARKANE Book 5)

J.F. Penn

A ritual murder on a remote island under the shifting skies of the aurora borealis. A staff of power that can summon Ragnarok, the Viking apocalypse.** From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author J.F.Penn **When Neo-Viking terrorists invade the British Museum in London to reclaim the staff of Skara Brae, ARKANE agent Dr. Morgan Sierra is trapped in the building along with hostages und... read more

A ritual murder on a remote island under the shifting skies of the aurora borealis. A staff of power that can summon Ragnarok, the Viking apocalypse.** From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author J.F.Penn **When Neo-Viking terrorists invade the British Museum in London to reclaim the staff of Skara Brae, ARKANE agent Dr. Morgan Sierra is trapped in the building along with hostages und... read more

Delirium (London Psychic Book 2)

J.F. Penn

“Those who the Gods wish to destroy, they first make mad.”** From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author J.F.Penn **LONDON. When a prominent psychiatrist is found murdered in the old hospital of Bedlam, Detective Sergeant Jamie Brooke finds herself investigating the history of madness to fathom the motive. Blake Daniel, a reluctant psychic, helps her to research the case, only to disc... read more

“Those who the Gods wish to destroy, they first make mad.”** From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author J.F.Penn **LONDON. When a prominent psychiatrist is found murdered in the old hospital of Bedlam, Detective Sergeant Jamie Brooke finds herself investigating the history of madness to fathom the motive. Blake Daniel, a reluctant psychic, helps her to research the case, only to disc... read more

Fairy Nuff

Jane Killick

Stuck in a fairy costume with magical powers, Julie “Nuff” Nuffield wishes for anything she wants. But when magic turns mischievous: a dishy doctor literally sweeps her off her feet — with a broom! — and a million pound coins trap her in her house, she must find a way out of the chaos. All while she contemplates sleeping with her ex again. Sound unfair for a single woman battling through life?... read more

Stuck in a fairy costume with magical powers, Julie “Nuff” Nuffield wishes for anything she wants. But when magic turns mischievous: a dishy doctor literally sweeps her off her feet — with a broom! — and a million pound coins trap her in her house, she must find a way out of the chaos. All while she contemplates sleeping with her ex again. Sound unfair for a single woman battling through life?... read more

For the Love of Ireland

Judy Leslie

Margaret Sullivan dines with politicians, rebels, and spies. She is an admired journalist with the Chicago Tribune publishing under a male nom de plume. Her unscrupulous husband is a prominent attorney and power broker with aspirations of his own. They are well-connected members of Chicago’s 1880's Irish elite. On her trip to Ireland to do research for a book she is writing, Margaret meets a c... read more

Margaret Sullivan dines with politicians, rebels, and spies. She is an admired journalist with the Chicago Tribune publishing under a male nom de plume. Her unscrupulous husband is a prominent attorney and power broker with aspirations of his own. They are well-connected members of Chicago’s 1880's Irish elite. On her trip to Ireland to do research for a book she is writing, Margaret meets a c... read more

Mistress of Mellin Cove (Mellin Cove Series Book 2)

Rena George

It's the middle of the 18th century, when smuggling is rife in Cornwall, and cargo ships crossing the English Channel are prey to attacks from pirates. The Lady Emma, on passage to France, meets a different fate… High on the cliffs above Mellin Cove, Kit St Neot reins in his black stallion and peers out into the storm. He gasps when he sees the tall-masted ship, helpless against the relentless... read more

It's the middle of the 18th century, when smuggling is rife in Cornwall, and cargo ships crossing the English Channel are prey to attacks from pirates. The Lady Emma, on passage to France, meets a different fate… High on the cliffs above Mellin Cove, Kit St Neot reins in his black stallion and peers out into the storm. He gasps when he sees the tall-masted ship, helpless against the relentless... read more

Modogamous

Karen E. Martin

Kate Adams has it all figured out. Five years out of college, she’s got a steady job, a home she loves in the big city, and good friends who always keep her laughing: her stylish but nosy roommate Evette, happily-married Cecie, and of course, good old Mitch, her seriously cute co-worker who’s been stuck in the Friend Zone since the day they met. Everything is going just fine—until the night Ka... read more

Kate Adams has it all figured out. Five years out of college, she’s got a steady job, a home she loves in the big city, and good friends who always keep her laughing: her stylish but nosy roommate Evette, happily-married Cecie, and of course, good old Mitch, her seriously cute co-worker who’s been stuck in the Friend Zone since the day they met. Everything is going just fine—until the night Ka... read more

Murder Offstage: A Posie Parker Mystery (The Posie Parker Mystery Series Book 1)

L.B. Hathaway

“This novel is a first class cozy worthy of Agatha Christie.”** Praise for 'Murder Offstage' by Sweet Mystery Books **Like your mysteries cozy and set during the Golden Age of Crime? This is the first book in the Posie Parker mysteries, although this novel can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story in its own right. Set in London in 1921, 'Murder Offstage' is full of intrigue and red herrings. This... read more

“This novel is a first class cozy worthy of Agatha Christie.”** Praise for 'Murder Offstage' by Sweet Mystery Books **Like your mysteries cozy and set during the Golden Age of Crime? This is the first book in the Posie Parker mysteries, although this novel can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story in its own right. Set in London in 1921, 'Murder Offstage' is full of intrigue and red herrings. This... read more

NADA. A historical thriller.

Arthur J Penn

A young woman’s struggle to free herself from the manacles of fascism and the bigotry of faith. Sardinia, 1934. On her eighteenth birthday Eleanor Cardinale is relishing the warm embrace of local festivals, red wine, and her first lover. Her passion is set against the backdrop of the island’s crystal seas, mountain crags and ancient magical legends. But her joy is fleeting, for dark forces gat... read more

A young woman’s struggle to free herself from the manacles of fascism and the bigotry of faith. Sardinia, 1934. On her eighteenth birthday Eleanor Cardinale is relishing the warm embrace of local festivals, red wine, and her first lover. Her passion is set against the backdrop of the island’s crystal seas, mountain crags and ancient magical legends. But her joy is fleeting, for dark forces gat... read more

The Sculptor

Gina Fava

"Gina Fava provides a fresh voice in a genre that can be predictable. Fava takes the reader on a ride so fast and twisted that you will be dizzy trying to figure out who to trust. You will be riveted to the page as you discover along with Mara that everything she thought was true is a lie. Come along as she races to uncover the truth before she becomes The Sculptor’s next victim. Gina Fava has... read more

"Gina Fava provides a fresh voice in a genre that can be predictable. Fava takes the reader on a ride so fast and twisted that you will be dizzy trying to figure out who to trust. You will be riveted to the page as you discover along with Mara that everything she thought was true is a lie. Come along as she races to uncover the truth before she becomes The Sculptor’s next victim. Gina Fava has... read more

Unfinished Business (Angela Panther series Book 1)

Carolyn Ridder Aspenson

Stay-at-home mom Angela Panther is living the good life. Happily married with kids, a house in the suburbs and a fantabulous best friend - she's got it all. But hours after Angela's mother dies, her ghost pops in for a visit, leaving the door to the other side wide open. Suddenly Angela's life is filled with ghosts - ghosts who need her help. Now she must find a way to balance the needs of the... read more

Stay-at-home mom Angela Panther is living the good life. Happily married with kids, a house in the suburbs and a fantabulous best friend - she's got it all. But hours after Angela's mother dies, her ghost pops in for a visit, leaving the door to the other side wide open. Suddenly Angela's life is filled with ghosts - ghosts who need her help. Now she must find a way to balance the needs of the... read more

Vegas to Varanasi

Shelly Hickman

"Insanely realistic. I think I have found a new author I need to stalk for the rest of her career." -- Big Girls *Heart* Books "This book had a bit of everything in it - drama, tears, a bundle of giggles, some sexiness and a sweet romance. But most of all it was, well...real." -- Bookworm Betties "A story that depicts the reality of life and the complexity of relationships...full of depth and ... read more

"Insanely realistic. I think I have found a new author I need to stalk for the rest of her career." -- Big Girls *Heart* Books "This book had a bit of everything in it - drama, tears, a bundle of giggles, some sexiness and a sweet romance. But most of all it was, well...real." -- Bookworm Betties "A story that depicts the reality of life and the complexity of relationships...full of depth and ... read more

Creating Money, Creating Meaning: Getting Into Financial Flow (The Go Creative! Series Book 3)

Orna Ross

Orna Ross had what she describes as a typical money life for a woman and a creative ("I overworked and under-charged, overspent and under-earned. I kept my distance from money and wondered why I was always broke.") until one day she asked herself, what if I stopped dealing with money as the world defined it and handled it my own way? What if I applied the same creative process I use to write n... read more

Orna Ross had what she describes as a typical money life for a woman and a creative ("I overworked and under-charged, overspent and under-earned. I kept my distance from money and wondered why I was always broke.") until one day she asked herself, what if I stopped dealing with money as the world defined it and handled it my own way? What if I applied the same creative process I use to write n... read more

Educating Difficult Adolescents: Effective Education for Children in Public Care or With Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (Quaility Matters in Children's Services)

David Berridge, Cherilyn Dance, Jennifer Beecham, Sarah Field

Educational achievements for children in care are significantly poorer than for the general school population. This book explores why this is and how to enable children in care to succeed in the classroom. It evaluates the educational experience and performance of a sample of 'difficult' adolescents living in foster families, residential children's homes and residential special schools for pup... read more

Educational achievements for children in care are significantly poorer than for the general school population. This book explores why this is and how to enable children in care to succeed in the classroom. It evaluates the educational experience and performance of a sample of 'difficult' adolescents living in foster families, residential children's homes and residential special schools for pup... read more

Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Autism Spectrum, Tourette's, Anxiety, and More!: The one stop guide for parents, teachers, and other professionals

M.D. Martin L. Kutscher

The completely updated and expanded new edition of this well-established text incorporates DSM-5 changes as well as other new developments. The all-in-one guide covers the whole range of often co-existing neuro-behavioral disorders in children - from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety, to autism spectrum disorders, nonverbal learning dis... read more

The completely updated and expanded new edition of this well-established text incorporates DSM-5 changes as well as other new developments. The all-in-one guide covers the whole range of often co-existing neuro-behavioral disorders in children - from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety, to autism spectrum disorders, nonverbal learning dis... read more

Parenting a Child With Asperger Syndrome: 200 Tips and Strategies

Brenda Boyd

For parents of children with Asperger Syndrome ordinary parenting just doesn't always do it - AS kids need a different approach. Brenda is mother to thirteen-year-old Kenneth, author of Asperger Syndrome, the Universe and Everything, and since his diagnosis at the age of eight she has gathered together the parenting ideas and tips that have had a positive effect on Kenneth's life. Brenda discu... read more

For parents of children with Asperger Syndrome ordinary parenting just doesn't always do it - AS kids need a different approach. Brenda is mother to thirteen-year-old Kenneth, author of Asperger Syndrome, the Universe and Everything, and since his diagnosis at the age of eight she has gathered together the parenting ideas and tips that have had a positive effect on Kenneth's life. Brenda discu... read more

Penguin Dictionary of British Surnames

John Titford

"The Penguin Dictionary of British Surnames" is a useful and fascinating guide to the surnames that offer a unique insight into the place of origin, the occupations - and even the personality traits - of our ancestors. Detailed and informative, this dictionary covers the widest range of British surnames and is essential reading for anyone intrigued by the story of their name and by the history... read more

"The Penguin Dictionary of British Surnames" is a useful and fascinating guide to the surnames that offer a unique insight into the place of origin, the occupations - and even the personality traits - of our ancestors. Detailed and informative, this dictionary covers the widest range of British surnames and is essential reading for anyone intrigued by the story of their name and by the history... read more

Social Work on Trial: The Colwell Inquiry and the State of Welfare

Ian Butler, Mark Drakeford

The public inquiry that followed the death of Maria Colwell in 1973 had profound implications for the developing profession and practice of social work in the UK. This book describes the politics, professional concerns, and public interest—both local and national— that surrounded the inquiry and its aftermath, and it shows how the concerns of this landmark child abuse case still have not found... read more

The public inquiry that followed the death of Maria Colwell in 1973 had profound implications for the developing profession and practice of social work in the UK. This book describes the politics, professional concerns, and public interest—both local and national— that surrounded the inquiry and its aftermath, and it shows how the concerns of this landmark child abuse case still have not found... read more

The Story of Baby P: Setting the Record Straight

Ray Jones

In 2007, Peter Connelly, a 17-month-old boy living in north London, died as a result of sustained neglect and abuse. Fifteen months later, his mother, her boyfriend, and her boyfriend’s brother were sent to prison for his death, but the media—who called Connelly “Baby P”—turned their attention toward the health and social workers who had been attending to him and his injuries during the eight ... read more

In 2007, Peter Connelly, a 17-month-old boy living in north London, died as a result of sustained neglect and abuse. Fifteen months later, his mother, her boyfriend, and her boyfriend’s brother were sent to prison for his death, but the media—who called Connelly “Baby P”—turned their attention toward the health and social workers who had been attending to him and his injuries during the eight ... read more

Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome in Children: A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals (Jkp Essentials)

Phil Christie

This straightforward guide offers a complete overview of Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA) and gives practical advice for overcoming the difficulties it poses in a wide range of contexts from diagnosis through to adulthood. Starting with an exploration into the background of PDA that answers many of the immediate questions triggered when a child is first diagnosed, the book goes on ... read more

This straightforward guide offers a complete overview of Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA) and gives practical advice for overcoming the difficulties it poses in a wide range of contexts from diagnosis through to adulthood. Starting with an exploration into the background of PDA that answers many of the immediate questions triggered when a child is first diagnosed, the book goes on ... read more

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